Rendering of the Solar Decathlon house

The buildup: Solar Decathlon team moves to next stage of competition

Aug. 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy has named CU Boulder one of 11 finalists in the national Solar Decathlon Build Challenge, which means the team can begin building its renewable energy-powered home.

Bielefeldt and Polmear receive their award onstage from Chris Swan of Tufts University and ASEE President Stephanie Farrell.

Engineering Education Conference Recognizes Three CU Boulder Publications

Aug. 6, 2019

Bielefeldt and Polmear (center) receive their award onstage from Chris Swan of Tufts University and ASEE President Stephanie Farrell. Four CU Boulder researchers received best paper awards at the American Society for Engineering Education’s 126th Annual Conference and Exposition in Tampa, Florida. Professor Angela Bielefeldt, research associate Daniel Knight, undergraduate...

Wil Srubar

Video: Bacteria that grow into bricks being researched at CU Boulder

July 24, 2019

Professor Srubar’s research got featured on 9 News. Srubar's goal is to create a living hybrid building material that exhibits both structural and biological function. The possibilities for his work are endless and especially interesting in extreme environments and military applications. Bricks could self-heal after natural disasters or enemy fire, or act as alarms by changing color when there are toxins in the air.

Paul Chinowsky

Climate change will ruin train tracks and make travel hell

July 16, 2019

"This is not a problem that’s going away," emphasized Paul Chinowsky, a civil engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder. "The impacts are not something that is 10 years away," he added. "It's something that’s happening right now."

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Programs Ranked Among Best in the World

July 16, 2019

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects has taken notice of the quality of CU Boulder’s programs, ranking environmental science and engineering 26th overall and water resources 15th overall in its 2019 report.

Keith Porter

Ridgecrest earthquake mystery: Why so little destruction from huge temblors?

July 11, 2019

CEAE Professor Keith Porter, a nationally renowned earthquake engineer and research professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, said the minimal damage from the last two earthquakes shouldn't be celebrated as a “victory lap.”

ESPOL visit

Visit aims to expand research collaborations between CU Engineering, Ecuadorian university

July 8, 2019

Keith Molenaar, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, recently visited the Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to discuss expanding the collaboration between the two universities.

Kaitlin Mattos

Scholarship Will Help Mattos with Rural Alaska Water Research

June 28, 2019

Kaitlin Mattos, a PhD student in environmental engineering and the Engineering for Developing Communities program at the University of Colorado Boulder, recently received the American Water Works Association’s 2019 American Water Scholarship.

Diane McKnight

‘Science Friday’ highlights Antarctic hydrology research by two CU Boulder engineers

June 26, 2019

Professors Diane McKnight and Michael Gooseff work alongside a group of scientists called the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research group (LTER), which maintains the longest continuously collected stream flow dataset in Antarctica.

CIEST demo

Water industry leaders from across U.S. visit CU Boulder lab for seismic test demonstration

June 26, 2019

Water agency representatives, consultants and manufacturers, many of whom were attendees at American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Denver, were invited to campus to tour CIEST’s unique experimental capabilities, including the 400 g-ton geotechnical centrifuge and one-million-pound capacity universal testing machines. The highlight demonstration was a full-scale earthquake test performed on a pressurized water pipeline.

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